The UITP's research draws on well-documented urban economic and
technological projections to produce comparative scenarios for
‘business as usual' and the organisation's policy of doubling public
transport's market share and tripling ridership over the next 15 years

In the business as usual scenario, the volume of traffic
on urban roads will increase by 60% between 2005 and 2025, with 30%
more urban traffic fatalities (500,000 per year). Urban transport
energy emissions will reach the equivalent of 890 million tonnes of oil
per year while greenhouse gas emissions from transport will rise by
30%, reaching the equivalent of 3 billion tonnes of CO2 per year.
contrast, adopting the UITP's PTx2 strategy and stablising car use
would reduce per capita greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2025
(compared with 2005) and cut oil consumption by the equivalent of 170
million tonnes, worth around $US 140 billion at today's prices.

president Mr Alain Flausch outlined a five-point plan to double market
share by 2025. This involves transforming the image of public transport
by improving information provision and responsiveness to the needs of
users; developing revenue streams from non-transport activities as well
as more stable sources of funding, and reducing investment requirements
by making better use of complimentary modes such as cycling; improving
planning to coordinate policy in all areas; an improved
customer-oriented business culture with well-motivated staff; and
introducing policies such as congestion charging to discourage car use.